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Goya TS-5

Hi Richard,

You have a genuine Levin made Goya Guitar !
Made in Sweden, probably mid 1970.
The value of the guitar depends a lot on its condition, so I cannot advice you on that.
The Swedish guitar builder Levin, did a great job in building well constructed guitars that already last for many decades !
So after 40 years or more this guitar continues to show its excellent quality.
What would it cost to replace such a beauty !

Wouter

Goya G-10

Maybe you can help...I have a G-10, Serial # 304545. Searching different databases, I have narrowed down the manufacture date to 1954 due to the start/end numbers. 1954 serial numbers began with 303552, ended with 321200. However, my G-10 was purchased new in 1964 from Whittle Music in Dallas, TX. How can I determine the actual mfg date? Thanks.

G-10, Serial # 304545 dating

Hi Bill,

The Levin Serial Number list is applicable when the guitar label should read: 'AB HERMAN CARLSON LEVIN'.
Your guitar will have 'GOYA GUITARS INC.' on the label instead. Also the 5 digit ZIP-code of New York.
Zip Codes were only announced in April, 1962 and mandatory for use on July 1, 1963.
I think is that your guitar has been made in December 1964. Do you recall it as a Christmas gift?
Hope I could help you with this.
Wouter

G-10 Goya

Thanks for the info. I believe you are correct. It was purchased in Dec, '64, not a gift tho. Here's another question...I saw a G-10 advertised on Guitar Center web site recently that looked exactly like mine on sale for $469.00. (initial price of $699.00). I paid a total of $129.00 for mine in "64. Has the value gone up that much? Thanks.

G-10 prices

Hi Bill,

I saw this guitar (lot 106412706) on the 'usedgear' page too.
Of course one can ask $469.99 for a Goya G-10 and even offer this as a bargain (from $699.99), but that doesn't reflect its real value.
Guitars made of solid birch back and sides won't improve in time like guitars made of more precious woods would.
So the quality of the guitar wouldn't account for high prices. There were many G-10 's made, so these weren't very rare.
Many were used excessively, so most guitars show signs of wear. That makes mint condition Goya G-10 guitars rare.
The Swedish guitar builder Levin, did a great job in building well constructed guitars that already last for many decades !
But even if this particular guitar would be in a unused condition, I don't see the price exceed $269.99.
I hope this doesn't disappoint the seller too much, as one would definitely grow attached to such a nice guitar in time.

Wouter

case for Greco model 123

... i am seeking a case for a Greco model 123 (ser# 10764)... what do i need to know to not get ripped off?

case for Greco model 123

... following up on my previous comment, i really need to know the dimensions of the guitar itself, so that i can find a case which would fit properly...

Goya G145 N Made in Korea

I have had my Goya G145 guitar for easily over 18 years and it is in perfect condition with all labels intact. Its been stored and hasn't seen any action in years. Thinking of selling it but I have NO CLUE how I should price.

Any suggestions??

Goya GM 16 Mandolin

I am trying to find out any info I can about a Goya gm16 Mandolin I would like to know origin and value if I could It is a great sounding instrument just want to know what we have

Goya model 970

I have a goya model 970 with serial. The paper tag is still in excellent condition. I am trying to find its value. I have it looked at today by a company associated with the tv show treasure hunters. He told me that he would give me 30.00. LOL Any help would be greatly apprecited.

Goya - possible F-27 but no Model# and wrong bridge

I have acquired a Goya Guitar that does not seem to appear in any of the catalogs (on vintage-guitars.se or on goyaguitars.tripod.com sites).
I have put some photos on my website. Access www.tdziebarth.com and select "Goya Guitar" to get to my Picasa Album. You can blow up any of the photos you need to.

My dimensions MATCH a Goliath size guitar: Overall 39 1/4 high, body 20" high, upper bout 11 3/4", lower bout 15 7/8", depth 4 1/2".
It appears to have a flame maple back and sides (by wood grain) and is a rich red-brown mahogany color.
Looking inside, it does have 6 holes under the bridge in about the right position/size/shape to have been bridge pin holes.

The odd things seem to be:
1. There is NO MODEL NUMBER printed on the label inside! The serial# is 190415. This serial number is also stamped on the inside of the side.
2. It has pick guards on the face, but a nylon-string type bridge. It has nylon strings.
3. It has a rosewood bridge with two bone/ivory strips through it much like the ones used on later models with steel strings
4. It's label has the pre-zip configuration stating Goya Guitars Inc., New York 10, New York implying 1964 or earlier
5. Much of it is like perhaps a 1964 F-27, but the bridge is wrong.
6. The Goya catalog for F-27 says it should have "non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod". I see no evidence of this (if it should be visible) on either the headstock, nor inside the body.

I have been unable to find an exact match for all the parts in any of the photos on these two websites.

Might it be some "trial" configuration, or is it a classical F-27 with it's bridge replaced?
The F-27 catalog description says it has "fan bracing" - if you can tell me what this is I will look for it.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Your guitar is indeed an

Your guitar is indeed an F-27. I have never before seen one with classical bridge but it may be a one-off (which fits with the missing model-no on the label). The T-shapes trussrod is not externally visible but trust me, it´s there. The fanbracing can bee seen with an inspection mirror on the botton side of the spruce top. Instead of the cross-bracing which was the standard on the Goliath models the F-27 had a bracing pattern more similar to that of a classical (nylonstring) guitar. The serial number indicates manufacturing 1964 (see http://www.vintage-guitars.se/Goya_serial_numbers.htm ). I am shure You can try a light set of steelstrings on, a lot of the steel string models from Levin in the 50:s and 60:s had classical bridges.

levin Guitar

Levin Model LM 26 Serial No 433784 what year was it made?.G

Goya G 430 worth?

S#g10619 12 string made in Japan Thank you! Theresa

I have a Goya Tenor TG15

I just found a Goya Tenor (Accoustic) at my aunt's house garage. The serial number is 172409 and it was made in Sweeden.
Does anyone have information on this four (4) string steel string guitar??? It is in very good condition. How much is a guitar like this one worth???

Wanted goya g340 or goya g375

Wanting to buy a goya g340 or g375 guitar

G340 willing to sell

I have a original G340 excellent condition with flush hard shell case.

Goya G375

Hi Rob,
I saw that you were looking for a G-375. That is a rare bird but I just happen to have one.
People don't realize just how good these guitars are!
It is every bit as good of a guitar as my Martins and Gibsons.
Please email me for pics and info if you are interested.
-Thanks

Goya G-375

Hey friend,

I have a Goya G-375. I got it as a gift and really not sure what I have. The only damage is a missing mother of pearl inset between the 4th & 5th fret. There are three inlays in a row and the small star like one on the right is missing. Otherwise it is in great shape. Any advice on worth? Anybody interested?
Thanks.

Goya G-375

Saw one in good shape selling for $800.00

g375

Hi Frank.
I am interested in the g375 please contact me at robmildwaters@hotmail.com

Cheers
Rob

Goya G-375

Friend had one 30yrs ago still has it today email mail me if you still want to sell I have a G320 and a G340 so the would make a perfect additon
Thank You

goya g375

Hi Sarah
Yes i am interested in your guitar. Can you please contact me via email at "robmildwaters@hotmail.com"

Cheers
rob

martin goya g375

Hi Desmond,
I would like to see pictures and info on this guitar.I dont know your email adress.Please email to robmildwaters@hotmail.com

Cheers
rob

GOYA G-200 -- C.F. MARTIN

Hello

i was offered a goya acoustic guitar model g-220 serial # S945032 , with case for $125 , haven't seen it yet.

i have 2 Johnson acoustics that i'm pretty happy with, but I cannot find too much info on this guitar.

if anyone can offer advise , it would be much appreciated.

thanks in advance

jrock

SORRY model # G-200

SORRY

model # G-200 serail # S 940532

thanks again

jrock

goya guitar

well i have a guitar it says model m-22 and serial number 376098 goya made by A.B. German carlson levin - gothenburg, sweden. I would like to know in what year was it made?

Goya M-22

Your Goya Guitar M-22 was made in the middle of the year 1958.
The old Levin/Goya Serial number list can be used for guitars labeled with A.B. Herman Carlson Levin.

m-22

do you know what the price would be?

Goya G-10

I have just recieved a Goya Model no. G-10 Serial no.208716 From a family member. Best I have done is looks like it's made in 1949. Was wondering if anybody might know what it's worth? It still has the original case with it to

Goya G-10

Your Goya G-10 Serial no.208716 was made about 1963, shortly before the introduction of the 5-digit ZIP code (Postal code).
It has solid Birch back&sides and a solid Alp spruce top. This is the bottomline of the guitars made by Levin (Sweden).
These guitars remain there value if the condition is good. There were many of these made and there are many on the market,
this reduces their price.

Goya M-26 serial #125718 Made in Sweden

My husbands father died and left my husband his Goya M 26 serial #125718 made in Sweden, "Herman Levin" Acoustic guitar. It is in excellent condition. I am trying to find out what year it was made but can't find the serial number listed anywhere. On one list it looks like the serial number should be about 1941 but people here say that they were not made before 1950. This guitar was bought in Canada. Would that make a difference? Any information would be gratefully accepted.

Hazel, #125718 would make it

Hazel, #125718 would make it 1963.
Thanks to Rikard MAgnevil in Stockholm we can now date our Goyas with pretty good accuracy:

http://www.vintage-guitars.se/Goya_serial_numbers.htm

Goya M-26

My guess is that this guitar was made around 1960.

There is a notice about the

There is a notice about the serial numbers "DO NOT use this serial numbers list for your Goya acoustic guitar unless the label has "Made by A.B. Herman Carlson Levin, Gothenburg, Sweden" printed on it. The serial numbers list below does not apply to any other Goya guitar."

Your serial number would match to 1941 ONLY if it has the label "Made by A.B. Herman Carlson Levin, Gothenburg, Sweden"

You could try sending an email to goyaguitars@usa.com - but I'm not sure this old email address is still valid.

model

je ne trouve pas le model de guitare goya no model 2352 no serie 7012464

model (Goya model 2352)

Marc writes that he does not find Goya guitar model 2352. Can anyone help him with info on model 2352, serial # 7012462?
Marc, je ne trouve rien sauf quelque model 2352 par Ibanez. Je crois qu'il est comme un telecaster.
http://new-guitar.blogspot.com/2010/02/ibanez-tele-from-early-1970s.html

Goya GS50 - SG Style no serial # ?

Hi I have an near mint early 70's SG style Goya electric that is almost identical to my Gibson USA 60's tribute SG. There is no serial# anywhere on this guitar but it is extremely well made rivals the Gibson in many ways..maybe even better? If anyone has any info on this great guitar I would appreciate it. Cheers

Goya Acustic G 300 N #921111758

Like New no dings, dist by Martin, made in Korea, 1980's , Interested would like to sell.

Levin W-32 guitar

I have a Levin W-32 guitar that I want to sell or fix up. It needs the action lowered. It needs the individual saddles adjusted or a neck reset since it has a gap at the heel of the neck where the neck meets the guitar body. The top is bellying up a bit - lifting up below the the bridge and I think it needs a truss rod adjustment. Trying to lower the action! Can this guitar be fixed or is it not worth fixing? How much should I sell it for? I have someone locally who want to buy it. Anyone else interested? Should I sell it on Ebay? For what price? It is in nice condition and was made before the Martin take over. It has a label inside that says made in Sweden. It is the sound of wood label. It does not say Martin. It does not have a serial #. Please advise if I should fix up or sell and for what price? Will this guitar increase in value over the next 10 years since it is of limited production and no longer made and has a solid 300-600 year old alpine spruce top and mahogany body? It has had one crack on the side repaired. Please contact me at desotododgeplymo@hotmail.com if you can give me some advice on a selling price or repair information or if you are interested in purchasing the guitar. Thanks for your reply. Alex.

Re: Levin W-32 guitar

: I have a Levin W-32 guitar that I want to sell or fix up. It needs the action lowered. It needs the individual saddles adjusted or a neck reset since it has a gap at the heel of the neck where the neck meets the guitar body. The top is bellying up a bit - lifting up below the the bridge and I think it needs a truss rod adjustment. Trying to lower the action! Can this guitar be fixed or is it not worth fixing? How much should I sell it for? I have someone locally who want to buy it. Anyone else interested? Should I sell it on Ebay? For what price? It is in nice condition and was made before the Martin take over. It has a label inside that says made in Sweden. It is the sound of wood label. It does not say Martin. It does not have a serial #. Please advise if I should fix up or sell and for what price? Will this guitar increase in value over the next 10 years since it is of limited production and no longer made and has a solid 300-600 year old alpine spruce top and mahogany body? It has had one crack on the side repaired. Please contact me at desotododgeplymo@hotmail.com if you can give me some advice on a selling price or repair information or if you are interested in purchasing the guitar. Thanks for your reply. Alex.

Hello Alex,

On the subject of the Levin. It sounds to me that your guitar was subjectes to high temperatures for long periods of time. The tension of the strings has lifted the bridge and possibly bridge area and seperated the neck from the body. You will need to have the top steamed to be right again and the neck reglued. The cost of that operation by a professional luthier would be quite expensive to have done and needs done by someone who knows what their doing. As far as the value it's hard to say without seeing it but those facts should be considered if you are selling the guitar. The repaired crack doesn't help either. I say move it on and look for something else to play. A regular retail buyer will be afraid of it. If you can find a guy that knows what he's doing with it repair wise and he offers you a lower amount take the money and run.

Re: Levin W-32 guitar

: : I have a Levin W-32 guitar that I want to sell or fix up. It needs the action lowered. It needs the individual saddles adjusted or a neck reset since it has a gap at the heel of the neck where the neck meets the guitar body. The top is bellying up a bit - lifting up below the the bridge and I think it needs a truss rod adjustment. Trying to lower the action! Can this guitar be fixed or is it not worth fixing? How much should I sell it for? I have someone locally who want to buy it. Anyone else interested? Should I sell it on Ebay? For what price? It is in nice condition and was made before the Martin take over. It has a label inside that says made in Sweden. It is the sound of wood label. It does not say Martin. It does not have a serial #. Please advise if I should fix up or sell and for what price? Will this guitar increase in value over the next 10 years since it is of limited production and no longer made and has a solid 300-600 year old alpine spruce top and mahogany body? It has had one crack on the side repaired. Please contact me at desotododgeplymo@hotmail.com if you can give me some advice on a selling price or repair information or if you are interested in purchasing the guitar. Thanks for your reply. Alex.

: Hello Alex,

: On the subject of the Levin. It sounds to me that your guitar was subjectes to high temperatures for long periods of time. The tension of the strings has lifted the bridge and possibly bridge area and seperated the neck from the body. You will need to have the top steamed to be right again and the neck reglued. The cost of that operation by a professional luthier would be quite expensive to have done and needs done by someone who knows what their doing. As far as the value it's hard to say without seeing it but those facts should be considered if you are selling the guitar. The repaired crack doesn't help either. I say move it on and look for something else to play. A regular retail buyer will be afraid of it. If you can find a guy that knows what he's doing with it repair wise and he offers you a lower amount take the money and run.

Re: Levin W-32 guitar

Russel,

The neck is set with a dove tail joint. Do not let anyone attempt to reset the neck that is not clear on how this is done.

Regarding the truss-rod, it is a single action compression rod, and it is adjusted from the peghead, under a little plastic hatch. The trussrod is for adjusting the curvature of the neck (the relief) and will not help if the action is to high. Any luthier would have the proper tools for the truss-rod adjustment.

The hole in the neckblock has nothing to do with any adjustments or disassembly, other than that it leads in to the dovetail pocket and is possible to use as inlet to inject steam when removing the neck.

I agree with the advice above, it is better to pass this on, it is a too good guitar to risk wrecking by doing things the wrong way. It deserves better.

/Magnus

Re: Levin W-32 guitar

I brought the Levin into the local repair shop to have the guitar set up and the action lowered. The repair person noticed that there was a hole inside the neck block where the truss rod looks like it would line up with. The hole was visible through the center sound hole. If you hold the guitar with the neck up and look into the sound hole you can see the hole in the block where it looks like the neck might be bolted onto the guitar. Does anyone know if the Levin W-32 can have the neck tightened by this hole that looks like it has a nut on the end of the truss rod? Is this a bolt on or glued on neck? The repair person also said he can cut the heel of the neck to reset the neck to lower the action if it is not a bolt on neck. I think I am explaining this procedure correctly. Any hints or suggestions? Please let me know if you know what has to be done to reset the neck? This guitar is really nice. It is a top of the line levin model with a unbelievable spruce top and mahogany back and sides. What should I do? I appreciate your suggestions. Help save a rare guitar.

Goya G-40

Does anyone have a Goya G-40 for sale? Please advise condition and price.

Goya Guitar

Someone gave me a Goya guitar and i am trying to find out the value of it. the label inside just says "Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Model# 4 93 0087.....C.F. Martin & Co. Nazareth, Pa 18064 Made in Indonesia"
I cannot find anything on this and was wondering if it is even of any value.
Please email me if you have any answers!
Thank you!
Jhaji1987@gmail.com
Haji1987@sbcglobal.net

Goya Guitar

Mine says "Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Model# 4 93 0363.....C.F. Martin & Co. Nazareth, Pa 18064 Made in Indonesia"
I'd say they are the same perhaps yours is older....... Have you found any information on this yet?????????

Thanks !
Rick

Greco Model 140 serial #000121

My uncle has an old Greco he bought while in Japan in 1967. It is a model 140 serial #000121 greco. Can anyone tell me anything about this guitar? It appears to have mahogany back and sides, and a wide grained spruce top. I hate to say it but it looks like red spruce. I'm inclined to doubt that it is but that's what it looks like. Does anyone know?

goya guitar

I have a goya G-314b guitar and I want to know the value of it and anything else you could tell me about it

Goya classical guitar GG-45

Looking for the value of Goya Classical Guitar GG-45

May want to sell.

Near Mint Condition

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